We offer two maternity programs that are tailored to the needs of each patient. Details of each program are outlined below.
This program is sometimes the best option for first time mothers, and is recommended for ‘high risk’ pregnancy, have health concerns, or have had complicated pregnancies in the past.
Following your first visit with Dr Skinner you will be seen by him every 4 – 5 weeks until 30 weeks and then every 2 – 3 weeks until 38 weeks. Weekly visits will be required thereafter.
Dr Skinner provides all care in birth and your stay in hospital thereafter. The postnatal visit will be 6 -10 weeks after delivery.
This program is mostly suited to patients who have previously had uncomplicated pregnancies and are ‘low risk’ or first time mothers who choose this option.
Following your first visit with Dr Skinner, you will be seen every 4-5 weeks by our Private Practice Midwife. Milestone visits at 20-22 weeks and 30 weeks will be with Dr Skinner.
After 30 weeks you will continue to see our Private Practice Midwife every 2-3 weeks. Your next visit with Dr Skinner will be at 38 weeks. Weekly visits will be required after 38 weeks and these will be scheduled with our Midwife until 40 weeks. Dr Skinner will see all patients over 40 weeks gestation.
Dr Skinner provides all care in birth and your stay in hospital thereafter. Your postnatal visit will be with Dr Skinner 6-10 weeks after delivery. Dr Skinner’s midwives do not attend the birth of your baby.
We have a limited number of places available for this service per month. So please ensure you speak with our staff regarding this at the time of your booking.